Does watching videos of dogs running onto the pitch ever get old? I didn't think so. The latest edition of Canine Capers brings us to South America (where else?), in a Copa Sudamericana match between San Lorenzo and Palestino on Thursday night. The dog, who I will call Francis due to Pope Francis' fandom of San Lorenzo, snuck onto the pitch around the hour mark of the contest.
He couldn't have been more excited.
Sometimes when a pooch runs out on to the pitch, they'll chase players around or even make a save. At the very least, they're all good-natured for the most part. Just look at this one get carried off like a baby! Francis looked like he was having the time of his life on the Estadio Pedro Bidegain grounds.
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He got a nice workout in and everyone else got a good laugh. Francis even took himself off the pitch after he took a lap. He probably didn't want to hold up San Lorenzo's 2-0 quarterfinal victory any longer.